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Defining prostitution in Athenian legal rhetorics

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The purpose of this paper is to reconstruct the definition of prostitution in Athenian law. Such an attempt is risky, because there is no actual citation of any law dealing with this problem in the source evidence we deal with and we cannot be sure, if the problem was regulated with one act only. However, as earning a living through prostitution caused severe consequences for Athenians doing so, the supposition that such a definition existed seems plausible. The purpose of this article is rather the extraction of the singular elements than the reconstruction of the entire definition.

Affiliations: 1: Chair of Roman and Antique Law, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przemieście 26/28, 00-927 Warsaw, Poland;, Email:


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